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05/21/15

Data revision paints grim picture for jewelers

Jewelry sales are down for the sixth consecutive month and revised data from the U.S. Commerce Dept. shows a smaller and less lucrative jewelry market overall.

05/21/15

Couture collaborates to build watch segment

The trade show has announced a strategic partnership with consulting agency Kaiser Time to help it grow its luxury watch category. 

05/21/15

Former InStyle editor embarks on The Adventurine

After 19 years as the contributing editor of fine jewelry and watches at InStyle magazine, Marion Fasel is venturing out on her own with an online magazine and consulting company, joined by longtime colleague Lisa Jordon Helms.

05/19/15

Scott Kay Inc. names new president

Michael Benavente, the former managing director of Gucci watches and jewelry in the Americas, will take the helm at the brand.

05/19/15

JA offering payment processing benefits

Via a new program with FIS, Jewelers of America members now can receive discounts on materials they need to process non-cash payments.

05/18/15

What you might have missed

Pandora cutting 105 retailers and Blue Nile’s plans for a “webroom concept experience” at a New York mall were the top stories on National Jeweler last week.

05/18/15

Demand for gold jewelry up slightly in the US

It rose 4 percent to 22.4 tons in the period, up from 21.5 tons in the first quarter 2014, the fifth quarter in a row that demand has increased. 

05/18/15

Invest in your best people

Columnist Peter Smith writes that jewelers should spend time and energy on their top performers and not neglect them in favor of helping weaker players improve.